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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, November 1, 1990
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AlO The Pittsburgh Press Thursday, November 1, lMQ- NATIONAL NEWS Fugitive biker-killer found in Michigan Press news services LUNA PIER, Mich. - The bluish tattoo of a long-tailed parrot was the final detail leading to the capture of former Warlocks biker Robert ThomaS Nauss Jr., the notorious drug1 dealer, rapist and killer who escaped prison seven years ago. Michigan State Police and federal marshals closed in on Nauss Tuesday after an anonymous caller contacted the television program "America's MiGWanted," telling the show's KrAdueers that Nauss was hiding in IGus a far cry from his days as a Wjrlwlt, roaring down suburban Philadelphia roads on his bike. For Nwssthe end came in this town hard By Lake Erie as police and U.S. marshals surrounded his CMC Sub-urbaCINauss behind the wheel, his wifejrt his side and their three ctjildSifl in the back seat. ! Hl&Iamily knew him as Richard Ferrer: That was the name on the driver's license demanded by police - thename he had borrowed from a cellmate at Graterford Prison back inr Pennsylvania. . Huswife and three children were takerjr aside. The docile, solidly built man' was handcuffed. Then a state policeman pulled Nauss's plaid shirt to expose the bicep on his right arm. jThjrt, extending almost from the shoulder to the elbow, was the tattoo of the parrot. Silent and inscrutable, the parrot told an old tale, one that the man concealed from his wife, from the children and from the people of this modest town. The parrot told a story of a brutal murder nearly 20 years ago, and the dismemberment of a young girl's body. It told of motorcycle gangs, drugs and rape, and of a cunning escape from one of Pennsylvania's toughest prisons. It said, almost inescapably, that the man who called himself Richard Ferrer, the quiet family man who for two years made a life in this middle-class town of 1,500 people and a police force of four, was really Robert Thomas Nauss Jr., 38, formerly of Aston, Pa., a fugitive killer. Nauss waived extradition proceedings yesterday in Detroit. He was being held last night in a Wayne County, Mich., jail, pending his release to U.S. marshals for a yet-to-be scheduled appearance in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, where he will be arraigned on fugitive charges. His wife, Toni Ruark, said last night that she had no idea about Nauss' past. The case began on Dec. 11, 1971, when Elizabeth Ann Lande, 21, a Philadelphia college student and girlfriend of Nauss', disappeared from her home. Nauss, whom Barry criticizes judge, says drug case may help . ! WASHINGTON (AP) - Mayor Marion Barry took a new slap at the ji)dgewho sentenced him to jail and suggested his own status as a recovering addict could be a benefit if he wins election to city council. . ! "One thing I've learned about S covering from substance abuse is at you have to do something meaningful, something that makes you feel good," Barry said during a taping of the Phil Donahue Show. "I'm sharper now and more prepared to do this job than I was two or tfiree years ago." 1 Barry, who announced near the start of his drug and perjury trial t&at he would not seek a fourth term as mayor, is competing for a council sfat in Tuesday's election, i Barry has admitted being addicted to two prescription drugs. Recent ly he has also admitted being an "occasional" user of cocaine. In his remarks on the Donahue show, the mayor had harsh words for U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, who sentenced Barry to six months in prison last week. "I believe I should have gotten community service," Barry said when asked how he felt knowing that Jackson had sentenced former Reagan administration aide Michael Deaver to work release after Deaver's 1988 perjury conviction. "What we here in Washington don't like is the unfairness." A studio audience packed with Barry supporters burst into cheers at that remark. In recent weeks, Barry has suggested that he has been a victim of racial injustice at the hands of the judicial system. And Ysj Though We illy Soldi Coefsl In our Linen Dept you save 20 to 50 EVERY DAY on Famous Brand Linens & Accessories! Here's Just a sample: Save Energy! Save on Cleaning! Save 55 to 70! JE DECORATIVE WINDOW TREATMENT Dress your windows with distinction et Incredible savlngsl These ready-made deep pinch pleated draperies have weighted 5 Inch bottom hems with 1 V4 side hems and mltered corners. An Inside lining not only helps protect the fabric, It helps Insulate against the cold. 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In those days, he drove a Cadillac. He financed the home with drug money, U.S. marshals said. He was convicted of the Lande slaying in December 1977 after witnesses testified that Nauss had shown them Lande's body hanging by a rope in a garage. Witnesses said Nauss told them he later cut off her hands and feet, and pulled out her teeth to prevent identification. Police believe he buried her somewhere in southern New Jersey. Her body never was found. Nauss was sentenced to life in prison. But on Nov. 17, 1983, he and another inmate escaped. (Philadelphia Inquirerdistributed by Knight-News-Tribune.) 25o 50OFF 99 SAVE LIST $149.98 6Vfe Foot Canadian Pine Tree, easy 2-piece assembly. Life-like tree. Stand included. 48684 EVERY CHRISTMAS ITFM! Light Sets Entire Ornament Collection Life-like Artificial Trees Undecorated Wreaths & Garlands Huge Selection Compare Pool City, Oapt. Stores and often. You'll lind out quality A selection best, pricea tor rifle. Bloomfield South Hills aM . 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